Not sure what inspired me to write this post. It was probably an accumulation of all the weirdness I’ve seen in public bathrooms over time. It seems people don’t know basic bathroom etiquette. Here’s my list of things you really shouldn’t see in the women’s bathroom. What’s your list?
#1 – A man
Whether it’s a cleaning man, repair man, or a woman who looks like a man, you can’t help but be startled when you’re greeted in the women’s bathroom by a deep voice behind some facial hair.
#2 – Urine on the toilet seat
“If you sprinkle when you tinkle, be neat and wipe the seat.” The fact that we have to create a sign with a not-so-cute poem to remind people of this common decency baffles me. But even with a reminder, people still don’t listen. Why?
#3 – Urine on the floor
I will never understand HOW a woman’s urine ends up on the FLOOR. But I wrote a poem especially for this: “If you piss on the floor, be an effing lady and clean that shit up.” (Okay, so my poem doesn’t rhyme, but it gets the message across.)
#4 – Poop
Unflushed toilets aren’t cool, people.
#5 – Pubic Hair
Whether in the toilet, on the seat or on the floor, spotting a stranger’s pubic hair is always gross.
#6 – Fingernail clippings
If personal grooming must be done in a public bathroom, then at least dispose the nail clippings in the garbage. We don’t need your DNA on the counter.
#7 – Menstrual residue
Ew, ew, ew. Simply. Not. Acceptable. If you’re old enough to have a period, you’re old enough to clean up after yourself in the bathroom.
#8 – Eating in the bathroom
Is this normal? I’ve seen people bring food into the bathroom, and they’re perfectly comfortable eating in the same place where people urinate and evacuate their bowels. I don’t know about you, but I think that’s weird.
There’s my list. What would you add?